Welcome to Fern Gully,

Thank you for your interest in joining our adventurous family!​ We are now accepting applications for ongoing enrollment for our outdoor early education programs. You get to choose your weekly schedule and tuition is paid monthly.

We follow the Olympia School District schedule for holidays & start/end dates.

  • Tuition is due on the first of the month. See below under Program Registration for a link to register and set up monthly payments.

All students must be able to communicate their needs and be comfortable using a toilet with minimal assistance prior to the start of class.


What to bring: a water bottle, sack lunch, snacks & appropriate all-weather gear, including a waterproof rain suit, rubber boots, and warm layers. 

We are a full nature-immersion program so we will be outside, rain or shine, although we do have covered areas to warm up, eat, read books, do yoga, dance, music, art, and other activities.

CLASS SIZE: We keep a 6:1 child-to-teacher ratio. Children are in small “clans” of two teachers and up to 12 children. Our mixed ages approach benefits children in many ways, including helping to build a community that models the kind of diversity and mutual care that is more naturally in sync with how children learn and grow together.

HOURS: 4-Hour Classes. 9 am - 1 pm M-F



An in-person tour is required before registering. Please contact us to set up a date and time.


A full application signed contract, and waiver form (see download button) must be received to complete enrollment before the first day.


Administrative Fee: There is a non-refundable $50 one-time administrative fee and deposit for each child that can be submitted to reserve your spot by mail, in-person, or online via paypal.me/ferngullyschool 

Please include a note with your child/children's name(s) and the day(s) you are registering for.


1 Day per week

M, W, or Fri $200/month REGISTER HERE

Tues & Thurs Yoga & Music $250/month REGISTER HERE

2 Days per week $400/month REGISTER HERE

3 Days per week $550/month REGISTER HERE

4 Days per week $650/month REGISTER HERE

5 Days per week $750/month REGISTER HERE


FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE you can set up recurring monthly payments for the schedule you want at the links above.


You can send payments via: paypal.me/ferngullyschool.


We are also happy to accept cash or checks in person or via snail mail to:

Fern Gully School

1443 Brown St SE

Olympia, WA 98501

Payment Arrangements

Tuition is due on the first of each month. If needed, we can set up payment arrangements to pay child care fees bi-monthly or on a different schedule than the first of each month.

Tuition and all fees must be paid by mail or in person by your child's first day of school unless other arrangements are made in writing. Please let us know what works best for your family. 


We know that providing the best quality education for your child represents a financial commitment. We also believe that every child and family should have equal access to our programs and services.  If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please contact us.

We are a collective of women cultivating a community that respects and cares for each other and nature. Families who enroll in our school are invited to share their talents and contribute throughout the year through volunteering for events, forest restoration efforts, and work parties, or donating supplies and helping with projects at home for future use at school.


Set up a Tour

30-minute tours Mon-Thur

between 2-5 pm 



To request more information:

Contact Us:

Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm



You can also request more information with this form:

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